Stock Characters and Stereotypical Roles Used in Fiction and Motion Pictures
collected by Jeffrey Sward
 
Absent-Minded Professor
Angst-Ridden Youth
Anti-Hero
Avenger
Bad Fiance
Bitter War Veteran
Bored Housewife
Braggart Warrior
Burned Out Hero
Cad
Confidante
Contender
Crusty But Benign Leader
Damsel In Distress
Dark Lord
Drunken Husband
Elderly Martial Arts Master
English Butler
Evil Albino
Evil Clown
Evil Dwarf
Evil Genius
Femme Fatale
Foil
Fool
Fop
Foreign Exchange Student
Henchman
Hero
Hick Farmer
Housewife Who Is Smarter Than Her Husband
Ingenue
Jokester
Knight-Errant
Mad Scientist
Martyr
Miser
Misunderstood Visionary
Mother-In-Law from Hell
Narrator
Noble Savage
Nosy Neighbor
Nymphomaniac
Outlaw
Passionate Juvenile
Precocious Juvenile
Prince Charming
Private Investigator
Psychopath
Red Shirt
Ruthless Business Person
Salty Sea Captain
Sex-starved Spinster
Secret Agent
Sheriff
Shylock
Sidekick
Spirit Guide
Starving Artist
Tart with a Heart
Tough Guy
Town Drunk
Tragic Hero
Trickster
Troubled Teen
Vigilante
Villain
Wastrel Son
Wedge
Whiz Kid
Wily Servant
Wise Fool
Wise Old Man
Womanizer
 

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